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Answering Your Questions: FAQs About Windshield Replacement and Repairs
According to the Public Department of Safety, a minor crack in a windshield is not going to prevent you from passing a vehicle inspection test. However, windshield damage needs to be tested for concavity or convexity and windshield wipers need to be inspected in its wake, among other factors. Moreover, vehicle windshield laws and regulations are different in different states throughout the country. However, there are some generic frequently asked questions that auto glass technicians get asked about every windshield repairs or replacement. The following are some of them: Whether you’ll need a windshield replacement or repair will depend on the location, size and depth of the damage. Generally speaking, if the damage to your windshield is the size of a quarter and the cracks surrounding it do not go above 14 inches, it can be repaired. Similarly, if the crack has cut through the inner layers of the glass, it is recommended that you get your windshield replaced.
Can I Use A DIY Windshield Repair Kit For Minor Damage?
While it may be cost-effective, DIY windshield repair kits only repair cosmetic damage to your windshield. Windshield repairs are geared toward restoring structural integrity, in addition to repairing cosmetic damage. DIY methods also shorten the lifespan of your windshield—costing you a windshield replacement in the near future.
Is My Windshield Damage Covered By My Insurance Plan?
The windshield replacement and repair services provided by Auto Glass in San Antonio are insured and approved by most insurance companies in the region. Hence, in most cases, you won’t have to worry about covering any accidental damage to your windshield. Moreover, in most of our services, the deductibles have already been waived. But you also need to keep in mind that your individual insurance plan will play a huge role in determining whether the damage to your windshield is insured or not.
How Long Does The Windshield Replacement and Repair Take?
Our technicians can perform even the most difficult replacements and repairs in less than 30 minutes. This ensures that our customers don’t face any major inconvenience on an already busy day.
How Long Should I Wait To Drive After A Windshield Replacement?
Wait for at least an hour before you start driving after a windshield replacement. The adhesive glue needs to be completely dry before you hit the road, or else, the pressure will cause the windshield to move away from its position. Get your windshield fixed, repaired or replaced today. Auto Glass San Antonio offers a 24/7 windshield repair and replacement services. Get in touch with us to know more about our windshield services in San Antonio!
We fix small problems professionally to avoid safety hazards. According to Texas law, damaged windshields must be corrected as safety hazards. Auto Glass in San Antonio works fast and with experience on all types of cars. We will come to your home or place of work to fix or replace your windshield.